Laina Bailey Shootout

Justagame Fieldhouse

Wisconsin Dells, WI


The FLASH freshmen played in the Laina Bailey Shootout at Justagame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells on 6/2 and opened the tournament against Central Rush of LaCrosse. FLASH used their half court trap early to create offensive confusion for the opponent and jumped out to an early 8-0 lead. Although the opponent began to adjust to the trap, FLASH was able to maintain the 8 point lead for most of the 1st half and wound up with that same 8 point lead at halftime, 22-14. FLASH changed to all half court man defense in the 2nd half and despite numerous missed opportunities offensively, the FLASH defense carried them to a 46-34 opening game win. Alex Brion led the scoring with 13 points and Sam Groblewski, Connor Suszek and Matthew Staskunas each recorded 2 assists to lead FLASH. In Game 2, FLASH played the host team, WI Dells, and got off to a great start with a 12-2 run to open the game. Excellent ball movement and balanced scoring led to a 37-26 lead at halftime as FLASH recorded 14 1st half assists. FLASH picked up their defensive intensity in the 2nd half and opened up their lead to as many as 21 points on way to an impressive 72-55 win. FLASH did an outstanding job of moving and sharing the ball with a season-high 26 team assists led by Groblewski with 9 and Noah Ferguson with 4. The ball movement resulted in 3 players in double figures (Ferguson-14, Brion-12 and Hunter Wohler-10). Groblewski just missed his 1st point/assist double-double of the season as he had 9 points and 9 assists for FLASH. Suszek also had 8 points for FLASH. With their 2-0 record in the tournament, FLASH played their final game against Loyalty Hoops with a chance to win the tournament. FLASH came out "on fire" behind the sharp shooting of point guard Sam Groblewski as he went 6 for 6 from 3 point range in the 1st half. The three point onslaught spread as FLASH connected on 10 1st half "3's" and led 21-3 to open the game and went into halftime up 48-14. Outstanding ball movement again in this game led to 22 team assists (with everyone on the roster recording at least one assist and led by Groblewski with 7) as FLASH cruised to a 75-29 win for their 1st tournament Championship of the season. FLASH again had 3 players with double figure scoring (Groblewski-19, Brion-18 and Staskunas-11). FLASH finished the game with 13 "3's" (3rd most in a single game in FLASH history) and Groblewski's 6 "3's" tied the 2nd most by a FLASH player ever in a single game). The chemistry and team play in this tournament was excellent and directly led to the success and tournament Championship with the best all-around play this group has shown so far this season.This being their final tournament of the spring portion of their schedule, they finished the 1st half of their season on a very high note with high expectations for the 2nd half of the season. 


Game recaps included:


W   46-34    Central Rush

W   72-55    WI Dells

W   75-29    Loyalty Hoops


Record: Tournament (3-0)/ Overall (9-4)


June Jam

SEA-Stoughton

Stoughton, WI


The FLASH freshmen played in the June Jam in Stoughton on 6/9-10 and knew going into the tournament that they would be rather short-handed due to injury and conflict. FLASH opened the tournament against a very good Metro Hoops team from the Green Bay area and FLASH had only 6 players for the 1st game. Starter Hunter Wohler had an opportunity to play "up" with his high school varsity in a tournament at Marquette University so he would only be available for Games 2 and 3 on Saturday and not at all on Sunday. Against Metro Hoops, FLASH started out a little slow as they tried to adjust to having only 1 player off the bench and trailed by as many as 10 points in the 1st half. However, FLASH continued to work hard and led by 15 1st half points by Alex Brion, they cut the deficit to 2 at 26-24 at halftime. An early 2nd half run by the opponent pushed the deficit back to double digits in the 2nd half but again, FLASH showed tremendous character as they continued to battle and chipped away at the Metro Hoops lead and finally took the lead themselves with 6 minutes to play in the game. FLASH fought and hung on for a 55-54 opening game win as they got outstanding efforts from both Matthew Staskunas (12 2nd half points) and Noah Ferguson (10 2nd half points) and excellent floor leadership from point guard Sam Groblewski, who led FLASH with 5 assists. After finishing the Dells tournament a week earlier with 3 players in double figures for their final 2 games, FLASH again had 3 players in double figures in this game (Brion-21, Ferguson-16 and Staskunas-12). In Game 2, FLASH welcomed back Wohler and played the host team, WI Academy and FLASH got off to a great start with an 8-2 run to open the game. FLASH basically maintained a 6 to 8 point lead throughout the half with solid ball movement and aggressive defense as they led 26-20 at halftime. In the 2nd half, FLASH switched over to all man to man defense and picked up the pressure and pulled away in the final 6 minutes of the game to win, 58-43. FLASH got significant contributions off their short bench as Staskunas scored 6 points and did a very solid job defensively and Jake Schalk had 7 points for FLASH. Again, FLASH had 3 players in double figures (Brion-18, Connor Suszek-12 and Wohler-10) as a result of excellent passing led by Groblewski who had 6 assists to lead FLASH.In Game 3, FLASH played Whitnall and the opponent came out with red-hot shooting to open the game as FLASH found themselves with an early double digit deficit in the 1st half. FLASH settled down and cut the deficit to 5 at 37-32 at halftime. Obviously, the 37 points given up in a half was way too much and FLASH increased their defensive intensity in the 2nd half and also did an excellent job of getting the ball in to the post offensively as Ferguson, Suszek and Wohler took advantage in the lane. The result was a 68-65 win for FLASH with 4 players in double figures (Ferguson-20, Suszek-12, Brion-12 and Wohler-11). Groblewski scored 7 points and had a team-high 6 assists. With their 3-0 record, FLASH played WI United on Sunday but once again would be forced to play with only 6 players. It was clear from the start of this game that this would be a very physical and "loosely officiated" game as the opponent used aggressive, physical full court pressure right from the start of the game. The officials allowed a lot of contact instead of taking control of the game and the result was more of a "street fight" than a basketball game. FLASH did their best to adjust and led 30-26 at halftime behind 14 1st half points from Staskunas. The 2nd half was close throughout with no real flow to the game due to the overly physical nature and ultimately, FLASH began to lose their composure and turned the ball over down the stretch and lost 66-55. Although the final game was a disappointment in that FLASH allowed the opponent to dictate the tempo of the game in the 2nd half by losing their composure, the team play demonstrated throughout this tournament was impressive. FLASH, playing short-handed throughout the entire tournament, again had 3 players in double figures (Staskunas-16, Ferguson-15 and Brion-14) while Groblewski and Suszek each dished out 3 assists. The 4 games in Stoughton, combined with the final 2 games in the Dells, gave FLASH 6 consecutive games with at least 3 players in double figures. This only happens when players play team basketball and focus on sharing the ball. The team play and excellent ball movement are becoming the trademark of this group and it will certainly continue to help them going forward.


Game recaps included:


W   55-54   Metro Hoops

W   58-43   WI Academy

W   68-65   Whitnall

L    66-55   WI United


Record: Tournament (3-1)/Overall (12-5)


NAYS-Beloit

Beloit Memorial High School

Beloit, WI


The FLASH freshmen played in the NAYS tournament in Beloit on 6/23-24 and wound up playing in a "high school" bracket instead of a freshmen bracket. As a result, they would play all ages in this tournament and would do so with only 6 players for the whole tournament as they played without starters Hunter Wohler and Connor Suszek due to conflicts. In Game 1, FLASH played MTS and did a good job of moving the ball to build a 27-17 lead at halftime. FLASH did a great job of sharing the ball in the 2nd half and went on to a 62-45 win with 3 players in double figures (Alex Brion-a season-high 24, Noah Ferguson-12 and Matthew Staskunas-11). Point guard Sam Groblewski led FLASH in assists with 6. In Game 2, FLASH played 12 Deep and got off to a rough start as they trailed 8-0 forcing a quick timeout only 1:30 into the game. After the timeout, FLASH settled down and did a great job of taking the ball to the basket as Groblewski made the defense pay for not stopping the ball which led to both scoring opportunities for him as well as passing lanes to teammates. The result was Groblewski scroing 13 1st half points and dishing out 3 1st half assists. Brion scored 11 in the 1st half as FLASH led 33-27 at the break. In the 2nd half, FLASH continued to take advantage of the lane as Ferguson scored 11 2nd half points and Groblewski had 10 as FLASH won 67-58 with 3 players in double figures (Groblewski-a season-high 23, Brion-16 and Ferguson-15). It was the 8th consecutive game over the past 3 tournaments that FLASH had 3 players in double figures which tied a FLASH record that was set back in 2013. Groblewski also had 7 assists to lead FLASH. An hour later, FLASH had to play their 3rd game of the day and with only 6 players and playing against older competition, it began to catch-up to the FLASH freshmen. They looked tired and struggled to get back on defense as they trailed 34-21 at halftime. The 2nd half didn't get any better as FLASH simply "ran out of gas" and lost 63-42 as Staskunas had 12 points and Ferguson had 10 to lead FLASH. Groblewski and Jake Schalk each notched 3 assists. With their 2-1 record from Saturday, FLASH played their 1st game on Sunday against----FLASH?? For only the 2nd time in the 14 year history of FLASH, a FLASH team played another FLASH team as the opponent was the FLASH sophomores. Unfortunately, each team had to play without 2 key starters and the sophomores took an early double-digit lead. However, the FLASH freshmen continued to fight back and trailed 37-26 at halftime. The FLASH freshmen continued to work hard in the 2nd half and despite trailing by as many as 19, continued to fight to come back behind the scoring of Brion and Ferguson and the passing of Groblewski. The effort came up short as the freshmen lost 67-54 as Ferguson scored 15 points and Brion had 14 points while Groblewski dished out 6 assists. From a personal standpoint, Brion's 14 points put him over 300 points  for the season (only the 13th player in FLASH history to score 300+ points) and Groblewski's 6 assists put him over 100 assists for the season (only the 10th player in FLASH history to record 100+ assists). These numbers are very impressive for a season but with 2 tournaments still to play, they should be even more impressive. FLASH played their final game of the tournament against the Tarheels again who they had lost to a day earlier, 63-42. FLASH fell behind 8-0 in the 1st half forcing an early timeout. Although they played better coming out of the timeout, they were never able to get over the rough start as they trailed 34-27 at halftime. Worn down with only 6 players for the whole weekend and playing against older teams had caught up with the FLASH freshmen and they lost 53-42. Brion had 15 points and Ferguson had 13 to lead FLASH and Groblewski dished out 6 assists. Despite the 0-3 record in the final 3 games, the FLASH freshmen had played well against older competition with only 6 players for the entire tournament and should be able to bounce back in their final two tournaments of the season. They had also tied a FLASH record over the past 3 tournaments with an impressive 8 consecutive games with at least 3 players in double figure scoring which only happens as a result of excellent ball movement.


Game recaps included:


W   62-45   MTS

W   67-58   12 Deep

L    63-42   Tarheels

L    67-54   FLASH Sophomores

L    53-42   Tarheels


Record: Tournament (2-3)/Overall (14-8)



Blizzard Battle

Wrightstown High School

Wrightstow, WI


The FLASH freshmen played in the Blizzard Battle at Wrightstown High School on 7/8 and opened the tournament against one of the host teams, WI Blizzard. FLASH and Blizzard played a very competitive 1st half but FLASH struggled to get out on "3 point" shooters and trailed by as many as 10 in the 1st half. FLASH came back to lead 28-26 at the half. As a result, FLASH made an adjustement to all man-to-man defense in the 2nd half to avoid leaving open shooters on ball reversal and successfully took away the "3 point" shot. Very solid post play by Noah Ferguson and Connor Suszek and an excellent all-around game from Hunter Wohler (11 2nd half points when the came was tight) led FLASH to a 58-50 opening game win. FLASH had 3 players in double figures (Wohler-17, Ferguson, 10 and Alex Brion-10) and Sam Groblewski led the team in assists with 4. FLASH had a 3+ hour break between games and their 2nd game was played against a very good Fox Valley Kings team. FLASH looked uncharacteristically flat as they fell behind early in the 1st half by double digits for the 2nd game in a row and trailed 22-15 at the break. The 2nd half didn't get any better as FLASH simply looked flat the entire game and lost 54-34. They looked completely "out of sorts" all game long and the only real bright spot was the play of Jake Schalk off the bench as he led the team in scoring with 10 points and was the only player for FLASH in double figures. For a team that typically has multtple players in double figures and averages almost 13 assists per game, FLASH had only 4 assists as a team in a very lackluster performance. Groblewski led in assists with 2. After a very frustrating game like this one, the key would be how FLASH bounced back. In Game 3, FLASH played another WI Blizzard team and after their flat performance in Game 2, they came out with a much better level of intensity and jumped out to a 16-2 lead to open the game. Aggressive defense led to transition offense but Blizzard had a 10-0 run of their own and FLASH led 21-20 at halftime. FLASH again went to all man-to-man defense in the 2nd half and really picked up their intensity again and outscored the opponent 20-6 in the 2nd half to win 41-26. Ferguson led the scoring with 12 points while Brion had 10 and Matthew Staskunas had 8 for FLASH. Groblewski led in assists with 4. After a very solid opening game win, FLASH played their worst game of the season in Game 2 but showed character in bouncing back to play with intensity in the final game of the tournament.


Game recaps included:


W   58-50   WI Blizzard

L    54-34    Fox Valley Kings

W   41-26   WI Blizzard


Record: Tournament (2-1)/Overall (16-9)


NAYS-East Troy

East Troy High School

East Troy, WI


The FLASH freshmen played their final tournament of the season on 7/14-15 at the NAYS tournament in East Troy. FLASH opened the tournament against a sophomore team from Racine--Gallo, which had 5 players who had started at the varsity level as sophomores this past high school season. However, the FLASH freshmen came out and played well against their older opponent by playing very good team basketball and led 24-20 at the half despite missing starter Hunter Wohler on the 1st day of the tournament due to conflict.The 2nd half was close throughout and behind 12 2nd half points from Matthew Staskunas, FLASH stayed right with Gallo. The game was tied 49-49 at the end of regulation forcing a 2 minute OT. Unfortunately, FLASH lost 52-49 but put up a great effort against an older and very good team. Staskunas led FLASH with 16 points while Noah Ferguson had 15 and Sam Groblewski led in assists with 5. An hour later, FLASH played Closed Gym, a freshman team, and jumped out to an 11-0 run to start the game. Alex Brion had 10 1st half points as FLASH frustrated the opponent and took a 24-7 lead into halftime. FLASH continued to play excellent team basketball in the 2nd half and went on to a 44-21 win. Brion finished with 12 points while Ferguson had 10 and Groblewski and Staskunas each dished out 4 assists to lead FLASH.On Sunday morning, FLASH played a very good WI Blaze team and got off to a great start to lead 7-0. FLASH really maintained the 7 point cushion throughout the 1st half to lead 27-20 at the break behind 14 1st half points from Brion. The opponent shot very well in the 2nd half and took the lead with just over 2 minutes to play. A clutch "3" by Groblewski gave FLASH the lead back before a Blaze run put them up 7 with 1:30 to play. A big "3" by Hunter Wohler and drives by Wohler and Ferguson tied the game at 60-60. On the final possession for FLASH, Brion was fouled and hit a FT to give FLASH an impressive 61-60 win. FLASH had 3 players in double figures (Brion-21, Wohler-13 and Ferguson-10) while Groblewski led in assists with 4 and Brion and Staskunas each had 3. In the playoff bracket, FLASH was the #2 seed and WI Blaze was the #3 seed so they played each other for a 2nd consecutive game and unfortunately, this time around, it was FLASH who started slowly and had a difficult time finishing shots as they trailed 31-23 at halftime. FLASH played hard in the 2nd half but a combination of their own shooting woes and the opponent's shooting success resulted in a 59-47 FLASH loss and the end of their season. Wohler had 14 points and Ferguson had 10 while Groblewski had 9 a a team-high 4 assists to lead FLASH. This team had progressed dramatically as the season went along and finished with an 18-11 record with numerous personal accomplishments of note. Alex Brion and Noah Ferguson each went over the 300 point mark for the season becoming the 14th and 15th players in FLASH history to reach this level of success as Brion had 382 points and Ferguson had 319 points. Brion hit a team-high 62 "3's' to become only the 3rd player in FLASH history with 60 or more while Sam Groblewski recorded a team-high 134 assists (the 4th most in FLASH history) and averaged 5.2 assists per game becoming only the 2nd player in FLASH history to average 5 or more per game in a season.This group played with great chemistry and did a very nice job of sharing the ball and playing team basketball. The nucleus is there to be a very successful team going forward.


Game recaps included:


L     52-49 OT   Gallo

W   44-21        Closed Gym

W   61-60        WI Blaze

L    59-47        WI Blaze


Record: Tournament (2-2)/Overall (18-11)



Tournament/Results


2019 Tournament and Highlights


Highlights:


Overall Record: 19-13

2nd Place: Above the Rim Shootout

Champions: Kentucky Derby Shootout

Champions: Laina Bailey Shootout

Champions: Noah's Ark Shootout

Border Battle Shootout

Waukegan Fieldhouse

Waukegan, IL


The FLASH freshmen played in the Border Battle Shootout in Waukegan, Illinois on 5/26 and knew going in that they would be short-handed due to injuries to two players--starting point guard Sam Groblewski and post player Thomas Burns.Playing without a starting point guard is always a little tricky in that someone needs to step up and take over the ballhandling responsibilities and get the team into their offense. With Hunter Wohler stepping into the ballhandling role, FLASH started quickly in their 1st game against Team First All-Stars and built a double digit lead as a result of excellent ball movement and a swarming defense that led to transition opportunities on offense. FLASH led 38-14 at halftime with 14 team assists in the 1st half (Wohler led the half with 6 assists). Playing with a big lead, FLASH looked a little complacent to start the 2nd half and called a quick timeout. Solid play from that point forward led to a 65-32 FLASH win as Alex Brion had 18 points while Matthew Staskunas had 9 and Connor Suszek and Logan Michalak each scored 8 for FLASH. Wohler finished with 6 points and 7 assists to lead FLASH. In Game 2, FLASH played a very good sophomore team, Full Package, and looked a bit shell shocked to start the game as FLASH saw it's 1st 2 possessions result in turnovers--steals that directly led to baskets for the opponent. The result was a quick FLASH timeout 1 minute into the game. FLASH stepped it up on both ends of the floor but trailed 28-26 at halftime in what was generally a well played 1st half by both teams. FLASH picked up their intensity on defense in the 2nd half and did a good job of finding the open man on offense. The ball movement against the opponent's zone in the 2nd half led to open "3's" for Brion (3 2nd half "3's" and 5 for the game) and Staskunas who also hit 2 big "3's" in the 2nd half. Solid floor leadership from Wohler and excellent work on the boards by Noah Ferguson kept FLASH within striking distance. Trailing by 2 with 10 seconds to play, Ferguson out-positioned his opponent for a huge offensive rebound and putback that tied the game at 54-54. Ferguson was fouled on the play as well and with 6 seconds to play, his FT gave FLASH a 55-54 lead. One final stop on defense and FLASH won a very hard fought and well-played game by the 55-54 score. Brion had 15 points (on 5 "3's") and Ferguson also had 15 points to lead FLASH. Suszek had 4 assists and Wohler had 3 assists.With their 2-0 record, FLASH played Young Lions in their final game of the tournament and struggled early on. They struggled to rebound and end the opponent's possessions and struggled to get into their offense. Despite being outplayed in the 1st half, FLASH was still close with a 26-21 halftime deficit. However, a 2nd half run by the opponent in the 2nd half quickly tuned the deficit into double digits and FLASH simply couldn't recover as they lost 52-36. FLASH had no one in double figures as Ferguson had 9 points and Brion had 8. FLASH only had 7 team assists. It was a difficult loss but especially considering the fact that they were playing short-handed, the FLASH freshmen had a solid day with things to build on going into their next tournament.


Game recaps included:


W    65-32    Team First All-Stars

W    55-54    Full Package

L     52-36    Young Lions


Record: Tournament (2-1)/ Overall (6-4)



Tournaments/Results


2020 Tournaments and Highlights


Highlights:


Overall Record: 0-3



Above the Rim Shootout

Waukegan Fieldhouse

Waukegan, IL


The FLASH sophomores began their 2019 season at the Above the Rim Shootout in Wauekgan, Illinois on 3/24 with three new players on their roster--Tristan Obst, Bennett Laine and Sid Blessington. FLASH opened their season against UAC Elite 11 of IL and jumped to a quick start as Sam Groblewski found Bennet Laine for back-to-back "3's" to open the game. FLASH played a solid 1st half and led 22-14 at halftime by playing very good team basketball. In the 2nd half, FLASH opened up their lead to 20 points with 6 minutes to play behind the passing of Groblewski and the "3 point" shooting of Alex Brion as FLASH went on to a 51-35 opening game win. Brion led the scoring with 17 points and 5 "3's" while Groblewski led in assists with 8. With no time to rest or celebrate their 1st win of the season, FLASH had to immediately play as they were scheduled to play back-to-back games to start the morning. In Game 2, FLASH played Team Force and came out with a very flat, lackluster performance. FLASH struggled on both ends of the floor as they trailed 21-12 at halftime. FLASH outscored their opponent in the 2nd half but it wasn't enough to make up for the 9 point halftime deficit and they went on to a 35-31 loss. It was a poor team performance after playing a very good game in Game 1. Brion led the scoring with 11 points and Groblewski and Connor Suszek each dished out 2 assists to lead FLASH. The question that needed to be answered was how would FLASH bounce back after a poor performance? FLASH rebounded nicely in their final game against UAC Elite 10 as the starting line-up was juggled for Game 3. FLASH played with good intensity and aggressively attacked the opponent on both ends of the floor. Excellent ball movement on offense and opportunistic defense led to a 31-23 lead at halftime. In the 2nd half, FLASH continued to play well and went on to a 67-55 win with a balanced offensive attack led by Brion with 17 points and Blessington with 13 points. FLASH had 21 team assists led by Groblewski, who had his 1st career 10 assist game and 4 assists from Obst. FLASH had shown an ability to put a bad performance behind them and come back strong.


Game recaps included:


W    51-35   UAC Elite 11

L     35-31    Team Force

W    67-55    UAC Elite 10


Record: Tournament (2-1)/Overall (2-1)


NY2LA Swish N' Dish

Milwaukee Lutheran High School

Milwaukee, WI


The FLASH sophomores played in the always tough NY2LA Swish N' Dish tournament 4/5-6 and really struggled right from the start. In their 1st game, they played TruGame of Ohio and against a much bigger, stronger and more athletic team, FLASH did all they could to compete early in the 1st half but unfortunately poor shooting, and careless turnovers led to a 36-19 deficit at halftime. FLASH really fell apart and lost its composure in the 2nd half on way to a 59-28 loss with no one in double figures as Alex Brion, Bennett Laine and Connor Suszek each scored 7 points. FLASH had only 4 team assists in a difficult performance. Playing Game 1 at 10:00 pm on Friday night and having to get up early and play Game 2 at 8:00 am on Saturday morning was not a good combination as FLASH played a good WI Blizzard team. After a solid start, FLASH reverted back to careless turnovers and overall sloppy play to trail by 10, 32-22 at halftime. FLASH again fell apart in the 2nd half on both ends of the floor and lost 59-36. Brion led the scoring with 20 points and Sam Groblewski had 3 assists for FLASH. Hoping to bounce back in Game 3, FLASH played a very athletic NOVA team and the struggles for FLASH continued. FLASH simply could not get untracked against the competition in this tournament and trailed 34-18 at halftime and went on to lose 48-23 to finish 0-3 in the tournament. FLASH had no one in double figures for the 2nd time in 3 games in the tournament and Groblewski had 4 assists. It was a very difficult tournament for the FLASH sophomores and they will be expected to learn from it and move forward.


L     59-28    TruGame

L     59-36    WI Blizzard

L     48-23    Nova


Record: Tournament (0-3)/Overall (2-4)


Kentucky Derby Shootout

Waukegan Fieldhouse

Waukegan, IL


The FLASH sophomores played in the Kentucky Derby Shootout in Waukegan, Illinois on 5/4 and knew going in that they would have only 8 players due to a baseball conflict. They opened the tournament against AGB Hawks and got off to a great start behind the passing of point guard Sam Groblewski has recorded two quick assists in transition to open the game. He also hit a "3" in the 1st half to help lead FLASH to a 31-22 lead at the break. Midway through the 2nd half, Groblewski was fouled hard on a shot and when he hit the ground and the defensive player landed on him, he banged his head off the floor and was lost for the remainder of the tournament with a concussion. Somehow, the foul was missed by both officials and not called. FLASH would need to have others step up to handle the ball and raise their level of play all around to make up for the loss of their playmaker. FLASH got key contributions from a number of people in a tight game but got a very big lift off the bench from Jake Schalk who went 6 for 6 from the line in the 2nd half. FT shooting was the key to this game as FLASH went 26 for 29 from the line as Alex Brion hit 11 of 12 and Noah Ferguson went 6 for 6. The opponent made big shots down the stretch to stay in the game but FLASH seemed to always have an answer and often from the FT line as they went on to a 59-53 win. Ferguson led the scoring with 17 points and an outstanding job on the boards on both ends of the floor while Brion had 15 points. Groblewski, despite missing half of the 2nd half, led in assists with 5 before his injury.In Game 2, FLASH played Crossover Academy and would have to play the rest of the day with only 7 players and without their starting point guard. Players would clearly need to step up and the most obvious was the play of Schalk who was moved into the starting line-up. Schalk opened the game by aggressively attacking the basket and scored the 1st 9 points of the game for FLASH and helped lead FLASH to a 20-16 halftime lead. FLASH withstood a wild stretch toward the end of the 1st half when Brion was fouled on a "3 point" shot and as the defender landed on Brion, they got tangled up and some pushing led to a double technical foul on both players and the opposing coach actually coming on the floor to push Brion. FLASH held their composure and pulled away in the 2nd half to win 40-29. Schalk led all scorers with a career-high 17 points and Brion had 12 points. FLASH scored most of their points on drives, offensive rebounds and FTs with only 3 team assists as they adjusted to playing without Groblewski, who averages about 5 assists per game by himself.With their 2-0 record, FLASH played their final game against Stars with a chance to win the tournament Championship. FLASH did a much better job of moving the ball and got some easy scores and did a great job of confusing the opponent with their half court and FLASH led 29-11 at halftime. Brion led the scoring in the 1st half with 10 points and Schalk led the way in the 2nd half with 11 points as FLASH blew out the Stars 58-34. Brion finished with 15 points and Schalk had 13 points while Bennett Laine had 9 and Connor Suszek had 8 points respectively. Brion had a career-high 5 assists while Schalk had a career-high 4 assists and Laine had 3 for FLASH. FLASH had adjusted well to the loss of a very key player when Groblewski was injured and pulled together with different players stepping up to win their 1st Tournament Championship of the season.


Game recaps included:


W    59-56    AGB Hawks

W    40-29    Crossover Academy

W    58-34    Stars


Record: Tournament (3-0)/Overall (5-4)


Laina Bailey Shootout

Justagame Fieldhouse

Wisconsin Dells, WI


The FLASH sophomores played in the Laina Bailey Shootout at Justagame Fieldhouse on 6/1 and opened play in Game 1 against WI Drive. Alex Brion got FLASH started quickly with 4 "3's" in the first 8 minutes of the game and FLASH led through the 1st half with a 23-15 lead at the break. Unable to ever put the game away, FLASH held on to a slim lead down the stretch and big plays from Noah Ferguson and clutch plays by Jake Schalk helped FLASH to a 44-43 win. With FLASH ahead by 2 with 30 seconds to play, Schalk hit a "3" from the baseline to give FLASH a 5 point lead at 42-37 before the Drive scored 3 points of their own to cut the FLASH lead back to 2 at 42-40. On the ensuing inbound, Schalk was fouled with 4 seconds to play and calmly hit 2 clutch FT's to seal the win as the opponent hit a shot from just inside half court at the buzzer for the final 44-43 FLASH win. Schalk finished with a career-high 20 points while Brion had 12 and Ferguson had 9 to lead FLASH. Sam Groblewski led FLASH with 5 assists. In Game 2, FLASH played CW Wildcats and got off on the wrong foot right from the start as they reacted angrily to missed calls by officials and got into a an adversarial relationship with the officials early on. FLASH allowed itself to be distracted by official's calls instead of focusing on playing good solid basketball. Despite their struggles, FLASH trailed by only 1 point at 28-27 at halftime. In the 2nd half, FLASH played better at times but their overall consistency was just not there and they lost 55-50. FLASH had three players in double figures (Schalk-12, Ferguson-11 and Brion-10) and Groblewski had 7 points and 3 assists. Going into their final game of the tournament, FLASH would need to be much more focused on their game and not as focused on things they have no control over like official's calls. FLASH bounced back nicely and played well against Justagame Select. Behind the passing of Groblewski and the 3 point shooting of Brion, FLASH led 27-20 at halftime. In the 2nd half, FLASH picked up their aggression and intensity and quickly built a double-digit lead that reached 20 points before finishing with a 50-33 win. Brion finished with a season-high 23 points (including a career-high 6 "3's") while Schalk had 11 points and Groblewski dished out 9 assists. It was a nice way to finish the tournament after a frustrating middle game. FLASH showed character in their bounce back game as they were focused solely on their play. The victory in Game 3 gave FLASH the Championship of their Division in the tournament for their 2nd consecutive tournament Championship.


Game recaps included:


W    WI Drive                44-43

L     CW Wildcats          55-50

W    Justagame Select  50-33


Record: Tournament (2-1)/Overall (7-5)


June Jam

SEA-Verona

Verona, WI


The FLASH sophomores, coming off back-to-back tournament Championships the past two tournaments, played in the very competitive June Jam in Verona 6/8-9. FLASH opened the tournament with Northland Elite from the northern border of WI and FLASH played solid basketball right from the start. Good ball movement and aggressive defense gave FLASH a 25-18 lead at the halftime break and FLASH built their lead to as many as 20 points midway through the 2nd half. However, turnovers and some sloppy play, along with numerous missed FT opportunities, allowed the opponent to creep back into the game before FLASH won 51-43. Alex Brion had 16 points while Jake Schalk scored 12 points to lead the FLASH scoring. Sam Groblewski had 5 assists to lead FLASH in that category. An hour later, FLASH played Game 2 against City of Eau Claire and FLASH jumped out to a quick 10 point lead early at 14-4 behind back-to-back "3's" by Brion to open the game. FLASH played very well defensively in holding the opponent to 13 1st half points as FLASH led 25-13 at the break. In the 2nd half, FLASH maintained a double-digit lead through most of the half but did not put the opponent away and saw their lead dwindle to 5 points at 36-31 with 1 minute to play. FLASH held on for a 37-31 win to go 2-0 to start the tournament. FLASH had a very balanced scoring attack as Brion led with only 10 points, while Thomas Burns had 7 points and Schalk and Noah Ferguson finished with 6 points each in the low-scoring game. Groblewski again had 5 assists for FLASH.In their final "pool" game, FLASH played the host team, WI-Academy, an hour later and played well early but lost their intensity late in the 1st half and saw an 8 point lead turn into a 22-15 deficit at halftime. Early in the 2nd half, the deficit increased to 10 points before FLASH called a timeout to regroup.Coming out of the timeout, FLASH picked up their intensity and fought back from the 10 point deficit to take the lead with 5 minutes to play. Although the game remained close, FLASH led 42-40 with 3.7 seconds to play. FLASH played solid defense and forced a tough contested "3" at the buzzer which bounced around before falling though to hand FLASH a 43-42 loss. Ferguson and Sid Blessington each scored 10 points while Schalk and Burns chipped in 7 points each for FLASH. Groblewski and Schalk each recorded 3 assists. Their 2-1 record put FLASH in the semifinals against 3-0 NESYB of Madison on Sunday and after a decent start, FLASH simply did not play well on either end of the floor. An inability to run their offense resulted in numerous live ball turnovers and poor transition defense resulted in the NESYB lead growing to 30-21 at halftime. Unfortunately, FLASH never got untracked in the 2nd half and went on to a disappointing 55-40 loss in what was not a very good effort. After winning two consecutive tournaments and starting this tournament with a 2-0 record, the loss in the semifinal was without question a frustration. FLASH had a difficult time scoring in this tournament as they only scored 50+ points once in 4 games. There will be plenty of room to improve going forward. Noah Ferguson led FLASH with 14 points and Schalk had 9 in the semifinal game while Groblewski finished with 3 assists giving him 200 in his FLASH career. Groblewski became only the 10th player in the 15 year history of FLASH to hit the 200 assist mark in a career with 3 tournaments remaining this season. FLASH will be expected to come out strong in their next tournament.


Game recaps included:


W   51-43       Northland Elite

W   37-31       City

L    43-42       WI-Academy

L    55-40       NESYB


Record: Tournament (2-2)/Overall (9-7)


Blizzard Battle

Lake Park Sports Complex

Menasha, WI


The FLASH sophomores played in the Blizzard Battle in Menasha, WI on 7/14 and knew going in that they would be quite short-handed with only 6 sophomores available due to injury and illness and playing without their starting point guard, Sam Groblewski. FLASH brought up freshman Braden Obst to give them at least 7 players to rotate. FLASH opened with the home team, Menasha, and took it to the opponent right from the start. FLASH got 15 1st half points from Alex Brion and led 31-15 at the break. FLASH opened up their lead in the 2nd half with good ball movement and 11 2nd half points from Sid Blessington and excellent rebounding work from Thomas Burns and Noah Ferguson. FLASH went on to an impressive 66-34 win with 3 players in double figures (Brion-23, Blessington-15 and Ferguson-10). Brion also led in assists with 4. In Game 2 FLASH played WI Blizzard-Fields and played very well defensively (holding the opponent to 13 1st half points) as they took a 25-13 lead at halftime. The opponent made a run in the 2nd half but FLASH was able to answer the run and held on for a 50-40 win. Brion had 17 points and Ferguson had 12 points while Jake Schalk led in assists with 2. In Game 3, FLASH played WI Blizzard-Anthony and played a very close game from start to finish. Playing without a true point guard made it difficult to get into their offense and making matters worse, they lost Braden Obst for the rest of the tournament with a sprained ankle. FLASH trailed 29-26 at halftime and would have to play the next game and a half with only 6 players. The game remained close throughout the 2nd half but FLASH came up short and lost 61-58. FLASH had 4 players in double figures (Blessington-14, Schalk-12, Ferguson-10 and Burns-10) and Ferguson also led in assists with 3. An hour later, a tired FLASH team played their final game of the tournament against "608" Hoops and for playing with 6 players, FLASH played well to start the game. However, stretches of careless play prevented FLASH from really building a significant lead although they led 28-23 at halftime. Unfortunately, FLASH began to lose their composure in the 2nd half and went on to a 45-44 loss. Brion had 15 points and Ferguson again had 10 points for FLASH while Blessington led in assists with 3. After a solid start, it was a disappointing end to this tournament.


Game recaps included:


W    66-34   Menasha

W    50-40   WI Blizzard-Fields

L     61-58   WI Blizzard--Anthony

L     45-44   "608" Hoops


Record: Tournament (2-2)/Overall (11-9)


NAYS Nationals

Bolingbrook High School

Bolingbrook, IL


The FLASH sophomores played in the NAYS National Tournament in Bolingbrook, IL from 7/19-21 and knew going into the tournament that they would be short-handed due to injuries and conflicts and in fact, would play 3 games  on Friday with only 6 players. The 1st game was supposed to be against IL Bobcats but they didn't show-up at the start of the game and IL Stampede did so the game was started with IL Stampede. The bracket for the tournament was a freshman/sophomore bracket and IL Stampede was a freshman team and FLASH jumped all over the opponent to open the game as FLASH ran off a 20-1 run to open the game. Excellent transition basketball and passing led to a 59-15 lead at halftime. FLASH blew the game open to a 77-22 score when the game was called with 8 minutes to play. Alex Brion scored 37 points (the 3rd highest single game total in FLASH history) and hit 5 "3's" while Noah Ferguson scored 14 points and Sam Groblewski dished out 11 assists to lead FLASH. In Game 2, FLASH played IL Bobcats and ran off an 8-0 run to start the game behind 3 quick assists from Groblewski and a steal and break away by Brion. FLASH completely confused their opponent with a swarming, trapping defense that thoroughly frustrated the athletic opponent and wound up with a 28-12 lead at halftime. FLASH after playing an excellent 1st half, played an almost carbon copy 2nd half. Playing very solid defense and virtually mistake-free offense, FLASH played their best all-around game of the season as they went on to a 55-27 win. FLASH dominated the game in every area as they got a very balanced scoring attack with 3 players in double figures (Ferguson-15, Sid Blessington-11 and Connor Suszek-10). FLASH got an impressive 8 assists from Groblewski and also received an oustanding effort on the boards from Thomas Burns, Blessington, Ferguson and Suszek. It was an oustanding team effort!! A couple of hours later, FLASH had to play their 3rd game of the day with only 6 players and got off to a rough start as they trailed 10-2 to open the game. FLASH went on a 9-0 run of their own to take the lead and went on to a 23-20 lead at the break. However, fatigue was definitely setting in and FLASH simply ran out of gas in the 2nd half as they lost 57-41. Brion had 15 points while Ferguson and Blessington each scored 9 and Groblewski dished out 7 assists. On Saturday, due to a scheduling snafu, FLASH played IL Stampede's freshman team who they had blown out a day earlier in a game that was called with 8 minutes left to play. This game was a virtual copy of the 1st game as FLASH led 20-6 to start and led 40-10 at halftime. The 2nd half was a continuation of the 1st half as FLASH won 79-28. FLASH again had 3 players in double figures (Brion-24, Ferguson-20 and Jake Schalk-11). FLASH also had 19 team assists led by Groblewski who had 7 points and 7 assists. Unfortunately, Game 5 of the tournament against WI Evoluition was a disappointment. FLASH did a very poor job defensively and in the rebounding area but yet managed to cling to a 32-29 lead at the break. However, the 2nd half was a very flat effort and FLASH went on to a 63-57 loss. Offensively, FLASH did have 3 players in double figures again (Brion-20, Ferguson-17 and Burns-12) and Groblewski, for the 2nd time in the tournament, tied his career-high in assists with 11. However, the lack of effort and intensity on defense cost FLASH an opportunity to win the game. For their 3rd game on Saturday, FLASH was supposed to play the host team, NAYS, who did not show up resulting in a win for FLASH by forfeit. As a result of their 4-2 record, FLASH was the 3rd seed in the playoff round on Sunday and played the IL Bobcats team that they had blown out on Friday. On Friday, FLASH played their best all-around game of the season by playing great team basketball and playing very well in all areas. Unfortunately, Sunday's game was not the same type of effort as FLASH played very poorly on the offensive end of the floor with poor ball movement, numerous missed shots around the basket and turnovers resulting in FLASH scoring only 14 1st half points and trailing 23-14 at halftime. FLASH went to full court trapping pressure in the 2nd half and although they forced several turnovers, they could only cut the deficit to 4 points and got no closer as they lost 50-43 in a very disappointing effort. Groblewski led FLASH in both scoring with 13 points and in assists with 4. As a team, FLASH had only 5 assists. FLASH will have one more chance to improve their consistency this coming weekend in WI Dells to end their season. On an individal note, Alex Brion scored 112 points on the weekend becoming only the 6th player in FLASH history to score 100+ in one weekend. He also pushed his career scoring mark to 753 points (7th most in FLASH history). Sam Groblewski dished out 48 assists in 6 games and pushed his season total over 100 for the 2nd consecutive season (114). His 248 career assists are the 7th most in FLASH career history.


Game recaps included:


W      77-22     IL Stampede

W      55-27     IL Bobcats

L       57-41     Iowa Select

W      79-28     IL Stampede

L        63-57    WI Evolution

W      Forfeit    NAYS

L        50-43     IL Bobcats


Record:  Tournament (4-3)/Overall  (15-12)


Noah's Ark Shootout

Justagame Fieldhouse

Wisconsin Dells, WI


The FLASH sophomores played their final tournament of the season at the Noah's Ark Shootout at Justagame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells on July 27-28 and knew going into the tournament that they would be very short-handed with only 6 players available on Saturday's 1st day of the tournament where they would need to play 3 games. Their 1st game was against City Hoops and early in the game, FLASH did not rotate well in their trap and gave up 4 open "3's" in the 1st 4 minutes of the game. FLASH switched to all Man defense to stop giving up the open perimeter looks and built a 35-19 lead at halftime. FLASH played very well offensively and behind the passing of point guard Sam Groblewski, they got numerous open shots and transition baskets to open up a 20+ point lead in the 2nd half before winning the opener 74-57. FLASH had 4 players in double figures (Alex Brion-24, Connor Suszek-14, Sid Blessington-13 and Noah Ferguson-10) and Groblewski narrowly missed his 1st point/assist "double-double" with 9 points and a career-high 12 assists (3rd most in FLASH single game history). An hour later, FLASH played Game 2 against WI Blizzard and got off to a very good start with a 10-2 run to open the game. However, Blizzard wasted no time in coming back as they took the lead and a 34-24 advantage into halftime. FLASH struggled defensively in the 2nd half on way to a 58-49 loss. Brion had 17 points and Blessington had 12 for FLASH while Groblewski dished out 7 assists. With a 1-1 record, FLASH had an hour off before having to play their 3rd game of the day with only 6 players and this one was off site at a Middle School without air conditioning. FLASH played the host team, Justagame and got off to a solid start. However, it was obvious that fatigue was beginning to really set in as FLASH did not react as well as they would normally. Despite the heat and fatigue, FLASH led 33-28 at halftime. Although FLASH built a double-digit lead in the 2nd half, they did not have the energy to put the opponent away and had to hold on for a 58-54 win. For the 2nd time in 3 games, FLASH had 4 players in double figures (Brion-17, Blessington-12, Suszek-12 and Ferguson-11). Groblewski led in assists with 3. At 2-1, FLASH took 2nd place in their pool and went into the Championship bracket on Sunday morning. They were scheduled against OPA of Ohio (3-0 in their bracket) but for Sunday's games, FLASH would now have to play with only 5 players. In the semifinal game against OPA, FLASH started off very strong with a swarming trapping defense and outstanding transition offense out of their defense led by Groblewski. FLASH jumped out to an early double-digit lead and thoroughly frustrated the opponent. Brion was "red-hot" from the floor and his teammates did an excellent job of finding him as FLASH led 30-18 at halftime. FLASH continued to dominate the shell-shocked opponent in the 2nd half as they went on to a 57-35 blowout win and a trip to the Championship Game an hour later. In the semifinal, FLASH got a career-high 34 points from Brion and 11 points from Ferguson while Groblewski got his 2nd double-digit assist game of the tournament with 10. FLASH also got an outstanding rebounding effort from Blessington, Ferguson and Suszek as they cruised to a big win. In the Championship Game, FLASH played Future Power who seemed intent on trying to run FLASH off the floor when they saw that FLASH had only 5 players. However, FLASH turned the tables on the opponent and started the game with an 11-0 run. Future Power worked their way back into the game and FLASH held a 31-29 lead at halftime. Playing their 2nd game with only 5 players was definitely taking a toll. However, FLASH continued to play smart team basketball in the 2nd half and FLASH built their lead to 10 midway into the 2nd half. However, the opponent answered with a run of their own and cut the FLASH lead to 3 with 5 minutes to play. FLASH kept their composure down the stretch and never lost their lead and made big plays when they needed them most to hang on for a 68-62 win and the Championship of the tournament. For the 3rd time in 5 games in the tournament, FLASH had 4 players in double figures (Brion-24, Blessington-13, Suszek-13 and Ferguson-12) while Groblewski led in assists with 8. The effort and chemistry of 5 players being on the same page and playing great team basketball resulted in a tournament Championship against pretty big odds as they played two good teams on Sunday with no reserves at all. It was a tremendous effort on the part of the FLASH Fab Five"!! On an individual note, Brion finished the season with 487 points (4th highest single season total in FLASH history) and 869 career points (5th highest in FLASH history). Groblewski dished out 154 assists on the season (4th highest single season assist total in FLASH history and has 288 assists in his FLASH career (5th most in FLASH history). This group has big things to look forward to next season as juniors!!


Game recaps included:


W     74-57    City Hoops

L       58-49    WI Blizzard

W     58-54     Justagame

W     57-35     OPA

W     68-62     Future Power


Record: Tournament (4-1)/ Overall (19-13)





Back in the Game Shootout

Waukegan High School

Waukegan, IL


The new FLASH freshmen opened their season at the Back in the Game Shootout in Waukegan, Illinois on 4/21 and played well for their 1st time ever playing together. The 1st game was against Racine BB Club and FLASH got off to a good start with excellent ball movement led by 5 1st half assists by point guard Sam Groblewski. Solid all-around play and very good chemistry led to a 24-17 FLASH lead at the half. In the 2nd half, FLASH really picked up their defense, particularly in their half court trap led by Hunter Wohler, to build their lead to 13 early in the half. However, the opponent continued to work to come back and cut the lead to 2 at 42-40 with 15 seconds to play. Following a missed FT by FLASH, the opponent had one last shot to tie the game and took the ball to the basket where Thomas Burns came up with a huge blocked shot to help FLASH hang on for the 42-40 win. FLASH had no one in double figures as Wohler and Alex Brion led the team in scoring with 8 points each. Groblewski led in assists with 6 as FLASH opened the season on a positive winning note. In Game 2, FLASH played IL Central Elite (ICE) and behind excellent defensive pressure and transition offense, FLASH jumped out to an 11-0 lead to start the game. ICE increased their intensity after a timeout and worked their way back into the game as FLASH led 25-23 at halftime. FLASH got a huge lift off the bench from Noah Ferguson, who scored 8 1st half points. FLASH did an outstanding job of moving the ball on offense in the 2nd half on way to a 53-42 win. The ball movement resulted in 17 team assists (led by Groblewski with 5 and Logan Michalak with 4) and 3 FLASH players in double figures (Ferguson-16, Burns-10 and Connor Suszek-10). In their final game of the tournament, FLASH (2-0) played SFG (also 2-0), a freshman/sophomore team from Waukegan. FLASH ran into a buzzsaw as SFG came out and shot the ball extremely well to build an early lead. FLASH struggled against their bigger and more athletic opponent and had problems with turnovers and rebounding to go down 34-19 at halftime. FLASH had a quick 5-0 run to open the 2nd half but could get no closer as they lost 57-39 to take 2nd place in their division. Brion scored 11 points and Groblewski dished out 6 assists to lead FLASH. Although, they suffered a disappointing defeat in the final game, FLASH really played with excellent chemistry in their 1st tournament together and showed very positive signs to build on going forward.


Game recaps included:


W    42-40    Racine BB Club

W    53-42    IL Central Elite

L     57-39    SFG


Record: Tournament (2-1)/ Overall (2-1)

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Overall Record: 18-11

--2nd Place-Back in the Game Shootout

--Champions-Laina Bailey Shootout



Wisconsin Dells All-Star Shootout

Justagame Fieldhouse

Wisconsin Dells, WI


After a long unprecedented 2 month delay due to the Covid-19 Crisis, the 2020 Season finally got underway on June 20 at Justagame Fieldhouse in WI Dells. The FLASH juniors went through personnel changes coming into this season and with very limited practice time due to the national shutdown, FLASH would play their 1st tournament with only 3 practices under "their belt" and it showed at times as FLASH struggled through inconsistency in their 1st tournament. Each team would play 3 consecutive games as a result of wanting to get everyone in and out of the gym due got concerns with the virus. In Game 1, they played Beaver Dam which had a very good team and FLASH played a solid 1st half and despite numerous missed opportunities, they led 26-22 at halftime. Lapses on both ends of the floor in the 2nd half kept the game close and turned out very costly for FLASH. FLASH had their opportunities to win but mistakes and blow opportunities led to a 48-45 loss to open the season. Alex Brion scored 17 points to lead FLASH while Brion and Noah Ferguson each had 2 assists. Game 2 against Medford started out much better as FLASH ran off a 12-1 run to start the game. FLASH led by as many as 14 points early in the game before careless and sloppy play allowed the opponent to work its way back into the game as FLASH trailed 27-22 at halftime. The 2nd half was close throughout and Medford took a 4 point. lead with 28 seconds to play. Brion hit a "3" and was fouled and the ensuing FT tied the game 52-52 and forced OT. The OT was only 1 minute in length and FLASH lost 56-54. Brion led FLASH with 29 points while teammate Matthew Staskunas had 14. New FLASH point guard Ty Johnson and Ferguson led in assists. with 4. Their 3rd and final game was against McFarland and FLASH looked tired and flat from the start and trailed early. Down 22-17 at halftime, FLASH just could not get untracked and went on to a very frustrating 49-39 loss to finish their 1st tournament of the season 0-3. There will be plenty to work on to become a more consistent team.


Game recaps included:


L    48-45           Beaver Dam

L    56-54 (OT)  Medford

L    49-39          McFarland


Record: Tournament (0-3)/Overall (0-3)






NAYS-East Troy

East Troy High School

East Troy, WI


The FLASH freshmen played their 2nd tournament of the season at the NAYS-East Troy tournament on 4/28-29. FLASH opened the tournament against East Troy Hoops Club-3 and played very aggressive defense and forced turnovers that resulted in transition scoring as they built a 36-21 lead at halftime. FLASH got solid contributions up and down the roster and had a very balanced scoring 1st half. In the 2nd half, FLASH really opened up their lead behind the inside scoring and rebounding of Noah Ferguson (13 2nd half points) and the perimeter shooting of Alex Brion (11 2nd half points) as FLASH won going away 77-33. Brion led the scoring with 19 points and Ferguson had 18 while Logan Michalak led in assists with 6 and Sam Groblewski had 5 to lead FLASH. In Game 2, FLASH played a very good Racine Gallo team and both teams played well but FLASH trailed 24-18 at the half. A very competitive 2nd half started out with FLASH falling behind by 10 before FLASH really did a great job of turning defensive stops into transition baskets led by the passing of Groblewski. FLASH tied the game and had one last chance to win it in a regulation but the shot rolled off the rim and the score remained tied at 52-52 to force OT before FLASH lost 56-52. Hunter Wohler and Alex Brion both scored 14 points while Brion hit 4 "3's" and Groblewski had a seson-high 8 assists. On Sunday morning, FLASH played bright and early against ETHC-2 and got off to a great start behind the passing of Groblewski and the shooting of Brion as Groblewski had 4 assists in the 1st 6 minutes of the game and Brion scored 11 of the 1st 13 FLASH points. FLASH led 34-19 at halftime as Brion scored 15 1st half points. FLASH got strong contributions from Ferguson and Matthew Staskunas as FLASH cruised to a 51-27 win. Brion finished with 19 points while Ferguson had 11 and Staskunas had 9 to lead FLASH. Groblewski had 6 assists. The final game of the tournament for FLASH was against ETHC-1 and the game was a close game throughout. The opponent shot the ball incredibly well and jumped in front but FLASH continued to fight to keep the game close but trailed 38-34 at halftime. In the 2nd half, the game continued to be close but FLASH could not get the lead and trailed by 6 with 20 seconds to play before a "3" by Brion cut the defict to "3". A steal out of the FLASH press gave them one last chance to tie but the shot missed and FLASH lost a tough one, 58-55. Brion finished with 17 points and 4 "3's" while Wohler scored 11 and Groblewski dished out 5 assists. It was a solid tournament for the FLASH freshmen despite two very close losses.


Game recaps included:


W   77-33          ETHC-3

L    56-52 (OT)  Racine Gallo

W   51-27          ETHC-2

L    58-55          ETHC-1


Record: Tournament (2-2)/ Overall (4-3)